What's MPG SERVICE?
A reminder from Subaru that Maintenance Preserves Gas. Next time you're at the pump, think about this: better fuel economy starts with better vehicle maintenance. Why? Because neglect of basic maintenance items can have a significant effect on fuel consumption and the amount of money you spend to "fill it up."
It's a good thing your local Subaru Dealer already offers a range of Genuine Subaru Maintenance Parts and Services that can
help you boost fuel economy and save money. Ask your Subaru Service Advisor for recommendations to get the maximum MPG performance from your Subaru.
SUBARU MPG SERVICES & TIPS
MOTOR OIL AND OIL FILTER
Along with performing routine oil and oil filter changes, using the lightest grade of oil for your climate, season and vehicle model will help improve fuel economy. Switching from higher viscosity oil reduces engine friction, and can result in a 6% gain in fuel economy.
A clogged air filter will makes your engine work harder and use more fuel. Replacing a dirty air filter can improve mpg by as much as 10%.
A misfiring sparkplug can cut fuel efficiency by as much as 30%. Replacing spark plugs according to owner's manual recommend-ations—and using Genuine Subaru Spark Plugs-will help maintain maximum mpg.
Along with poor handling and uneven tire wear, wheel misalignment can cause a 10% drop in fuel economy.
Carbon deposits on air intake valves and in the throttle body reduce fuel economy. Genuine Subaru Engine Cleaner and Genuine Subaru Throttle Plate and Induction Cleaner can remove harmful deposits. Genuine Subaru Fuel Injector Cleaner Fluid can help prevent them.
A triggered "Check Engine" light could be signaling any number of problems that impact fuel economy. Diagnosing and repairing a faulty oxygen sensor, for example, can improve mpg by as much as 40%.
Tires under-inflated by just four pounds of pressure can cut mpg by 10%. Keep your tires properly inflated by checking their pressure often, and always when they are cold.